Evonik announced that it is fully on track to expand its production capacities for its Ultrasil tyre silica. The new plant in Americana, Brazil, commissioned in July 2016, has already reached full capacity due to high regional demand. Commercial production is also underway in the plant in Charleston, USA, which was opened in October 2018. The expansion of the production plant in Adapazari, Turkey, will primarily serve customers in southeastern Europe and the Middle East. Designed to increase capacity by 40,000 t, the construction project is on schedule and expected to be completed in late 2019.